Alexander Alekhine vs. Samuil Weinstein

This chess puzzle is from Alexander Alekhine vs Samuil Weinstein, Odessa, 1916 (unconfirmed).

White to move and win in 3.

FEN: r3q2k/1bn2p2/p4P1p/1pPp2R1/3P4/P1N1Q3/1PB3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0

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1. Rg8+ Kxg8 2. Qg3+ Kh8 3. Qg7#

About the players

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was a Russian-French Grandmaster chess player, of the greatest chess players of all time and World Chess Champion.
Samuil WeinsteinSamuil Osipovich Weinstein (1894–1942) was a Russian chess master. He was one of the most authoritative chess players. He presided the Russian chess union. He was also an editor and publisher.

4 Responses

  1. Terence Monteiro at

    1. Rg8+ Kxg8
    (if 1.. QxRg8 2. Qxh6+ Qh7 3. Qxh7#)
    2. Qg3+ Kf/h8
    3. Qg7#

  2. Meet Doshi at

    1.Rg5-g8 Kh8xg8
    2. Qe3-g3 Kg8-h8
    3. Qg3-g7

  3. johnp24 at

    1. Rg5-g8 Kh8xg8
    2. Qe3-g3 Kg8-h8
    3. Qg3-g7

  4. Arsal Akhtar at

    1. Qe3-g3 h6xg5
    2. Qg3-h3+ Kh8-g8
    3. Qh3-h7+ Kg8-f8
    4. Qh7-h8#

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